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KIRKUS REVIEW

A vast anthology which conveys not only the best literature in English but also the fascination of that ""interminable and varied sea"", the last of the great oceans to be explored. The 101 selections here, regionally grouped, cover a span in time from Magellan to the atom bomb, follow the course of missionaries, whalers, navigators, martyrs, philosophers, tale tellers, scientists, painters. Of those most famous you will find Melville and Conrad, Mark Twain, Pierre Loti, Jack London, Maugham, James Norman Hall, R. L. Stevenson, Katherine Mansfield, Paul Gauguin, and among the moderns- Karl Shapiro, Ira Wolfert, Carlos Bulosan. There are stories and narratives, poems and sketches, journals, myth and folk tales, and the whole provides a collection of both excellence and enchantment.

Pub Date: May 17th, 1949
Publisher: Macmillan